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Bill Clark

Bill Clark
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 88% Jackie (2016) The opening frames of Jackie lead one to believe they're about to see a horror film. One wouldn't be far off. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 30, 2016
B- 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Fans of the original know what to expect here. If you can't get enough of Bad Santa's mean streak, you'll find plenty to enjoy in Bad Santa 2. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 22, 2016
B- 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It's hardly high art, but director Taylor and screenwriter Wilson make The Girl on the Train work just well enough to warrant a look. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Oct 9, 2016
B- 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) While not nearly as unforgettable as the events on which it's based, Deepwater Horizon works well enough as a spectacle and tribute to the fallen. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Sep 30, 2016
C+ 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Overlong and often struggling to balance action and comedy, The Magnificent Seven is an uneven effort with some sensational action. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Sep 22, 2016
D+ 36% Blair Witch (2016) Padded by too many lame jump scares to count, Blair Witch becomes a near-literal remake of its predecessor once the group enters the fateful woods. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Sep 15, 2016
C+ 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones features a handful of moderately powerful moments that don't add up to a powerful overall experience. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 24, 2016
D 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Like most contemporary comedy sequels, Neighbors 2 is essentially the same film as Neighbors, minus the freshness and purpose of existence. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted May 20, 2016
D+ 47% How To Be Single (2016) How To Be Single is unfocused, horrifically shot and edited, and not nearly as raunchy as it thinks it is. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 12, 2016
B+ 84% Deadpool (2016) Profane, hyper-violent, and never hesitant to take things a step or two beyond overkill, Deadpool is just the swift kick to the junk the genre needs. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 7, 2016
D 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) With Hail, Caesar!, it's baffling to see the Coens deliver something with next to nothing at stake and zero involvement from a character perspective. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 5, 2016
B- 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) 13 Hours is a visceral, pounding experience that works as a vintage Bay action film even as it skirts the bigger overall picture. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 15, 2016
A- 93% Anomalisa (2015) Anomalisa embodies what we've come to expect from Kaufman: a venture into the strange while somehow staying grounded in reality. Just like life. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 30, 2015
B- 60% Joy (2015) Joy doesn't resonate as a hard-hitting, memorable biography, but as a lightweight, ultimately charming slice of entrepreneurial spirit, it works. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 23, 2015
A- 97% 45 Years (2015) Led by two first-rate performances, 45 Years is an intimate, introspective work that ranks among 2015's best. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 22, 2015
B- 88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short is a crackling, live entertainment that elicits as many laughs as jaws agape that this could happen. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 21, 2015
B 60% Sisters (2015) Though light on plot and in need of a runtime haircut, Sisters is as rapid fire, energetic, and raunchy as any comedy this year. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 18, 2015
B 60% Concussion (2015) Though overly melodramatic at times and absent the full details of the toll CTE really takes, Concussion is at its best when operating as an underdog story. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 17, 2015
B+ 92% 99 Homes (2015) 99 Homes is a timely topical drama that packs real punch the deeper it goes into the rabbit hole of lawless capitalization on destroyed lives. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 14, 2015
B- 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) Though still worth a look, Where to Invade Next falls in the bottom half of the Moore canon, neither as organized or potent as previous offerings. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 8, 2015
A 94% Room (2015) Watching Room is essentially the act of barely breathing and nearly crying for two hours. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 7, 2015
A- 81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is another sweeping accomplishment for Iñárritu and one of 2015's best films. Just make sure you know what you're in for. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 4, 2015
A- 95% Amy (2015) Amy is a celebration of all she accomplished as well as a cautionary tale about the grave price to be paid for not getting an addict the help they need. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 1, 2015
A 96% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight is one of the great journalism films; compelling, flawlessly acted, and successful in its invitation to join in the hunt for the truth. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 30, 2015
B+ 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn is a fine serving of comfort food, innocent and successfully operating at a deeper level when exploring the difficulties of leaving home. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 25, 2015
A- 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, is an old-school, taut, and endlessly involving thriller. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 20, 2015
D 19% Love the Coopers (2015) Love the Coopers is as much a comedy as a Christmas movie, in that it's neither and more a drama taking place around Christmas that eeks out a few laughs. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 13, 2015
B+ 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead serves as the perfect time capsule of National Lampoon's run and the influence it has on comedy to this day. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 11, 2015
B+ 85% The Wolfpack (2015) While plenty of questions permeate the air as the end credits roll, The Wolfpack is a compulsively watchable, borderline hypnotic experience. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 9, 2015
C- 65% Spectre (2015) Spectre, despite its lush locales and trademark superb action set pieces, is a mostly downtrodden, robotic exercise in wild goose chase plotting. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 48% San Andreas (2015) San Andreas is lightweight, crowd-pleasing summer entertainment that knows its place and delivers the goods. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted May 29, 2015
B+ 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) What the films have going for them are fun characters and clever writing, both of which keep Pitch Perfect 2 from being a lazy rehash of the original movie. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted May 15, 2015
D 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) There's "paying the bills," then there's something this lazy, uninspired, and hackneyed. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted May 8, 2015
D 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) The law of diminishing returns strikes big-time in Avengers: Age of Ultron, an overstuffed mess of one-note characters, gaudy CGI, and bad one-liners. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted May 1, 2015
D+ 55% The Age of Adaline (2015) For all its melodramatic mopey-ness, The Age of Adaline mostly treads water to its anti-climactic conclusion. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Apr 24, 2015
C- 62% Unfriended (2015) Unfriended is a by-the-numbers, scare-free slasher package that will likely test your patience for watching people yell at each other on Skype. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B 80% McFarland USA (2015) McFarland USA won't win any awards for originality, but it's a prime example of a proven formula done right. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 20, 2015
F 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Fifty Shades of Grey may be the first film in history made specifically for the purposes of hate-watching. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B 88% Still Alice (2015) As films about people with devastating diseases go, Still Alice is understated, thought-provoking, and written and directed with a steady hand. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 12, 2015
D 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Jupiter Ascending sure looks nice, but beyond that it's an incomprehensible mess of a story and certainly the last big-budget gasp for the Wachowskis. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 6, 2015
D+ 34% Blackhat (2015) The ongoing struggle to make cyber crime an exciting time at the movies continues with Michael Mann's Blackhat, a ridiculous mish-mash of genre stereotypes. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 16, 2015
B+ 90% The Imitation Game (2014) The Imitation Game both brings to life and pays tribute to Turing's history-altering and pioneering work that paved the way for modern computing. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 14, 2015
A 99% Selma (2015) Selma is one of the great emotional experiences of recent years; a fiercely powerful look at one of the Civil Rights Movement's most triumphant victories. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A 98% Boyhood (2014) Boyhood, which started filming in 2002 and continued off and on for twelve years, is the greatest coming-of-age story ever put to film. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) A Most Violent Year is a compelling exercise in minimalist intensity, drawing power from characterization and well-paced plotting. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 29, 2014
B- 51% The Interview (2014) Though overlong, The Interview elicits a good number of laughs from its go-for-broke execution and boundless energy. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 27, 2014
C+ 71% Into the Woods (2014) Into the Woods is eighty minutes of energy and joy followed by forty more of tiresome, by-the-numbers visual effects. The drop-off in quality is notable. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 24, 2014
A- 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) Two Days, One Night is a focused, frankly heartbreaking take on personal morals, selfishness, and what we're willing to sacrifice for others. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 23, 2014
C+ 51% Unbroken (2014) Zamperini's bravery and will to live gets pounded into cinematic submission in Unbroken, and it's more relief than inspiration when it finally ends. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 21, 2014
B 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Featuring three fine performances and intriguing, coldly effective storytelling, Foxcatcher is compulsory viewing for genre fans. ‐ FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 18, 2014